Jul 27, 2011 2:00am PDT
? >> afghanistan, tell us about this, sainl, launching a new tv show called "the ministry." from people i've talked to, they say it seems like the afghan version of "the office." >> that's exactly what it's supposed to be, the afghan version of "the office." they're even going to shoot it in the same way, this loose documentary format style, too. what they're saying is they're not just dealing with an office scenario, but they'll be focusing on the ministry of garbage, but they want to focus on important afghan issues like corruption. that is going to be a show to watch if you're in afghanistan. it's going to be on the main local commercial tv channel there. speaking of shows, ali, i was watching ""the daily show"," guess who popped up. take a look at this picture. jon stewart comparing, yes, ali velshi to, oh, no, an egg. >> an egg. >> an egg with glasses. >> good glasses. i want you to know i took offense to this, ali. this kind of upset me. i didn't think it was fair. i actually thought this was better. take a look at what i came up with, ali as the moon. how about ali as watermelon. >> nice. >>
Jul 26, 2011 11:00pm PDT
and afghanistan and unfunded trillion-dollar medical prescription bill and tax cuts for the well they are the largest single policy contributor to our deficit. in fact, i myself voted for all of these... back to my original point. (cheers and applause) obama! now, look, i'm not an economist, but i do have one area of expertise that i believe i can refute speaker boehner on. >> here's what we got for that massive spending binge. a new health care bill that most americans never asked for. a stimulus bill that's more effective in producing material for late-night comedians than it was in producing jobs. (audience reacts). >> jon: no, that is so true! that is so true! 125 that stimulus bill gave us so much material. here's another stimulus humdinger i came up with this morning while i was listening to bloomberg radio. "hey, how about this manufacturing sector with underutilized capacity, huh? am i right? i don't know if we're stimulating demand through increased credit availability or just cutting losses due to inventory drawdowns" boom! boom! (laughter) are you kidding me, boehner?
Jul 27, 2011 10:00am PDT
calculated by saying if we don't stay in iraq and afghanistan for another 10 years, then how much money would that save? but that's not money we were going to spends anyway. what the rating agencies are looking for, is will there be real reform to even titlements. i think the only way we'll get that is the way speaker boehner has proposed where he pocket the savings for right now. take another run as the it in november or december and try to achieve the savings in entitlements all of us would like to see. march were talk to me about your feelings about the tea party across the board here. they have been basically holding the line and saying that they are not getting what they were elected to do. they are elected too basically carry out the kind of reforms you are talking about here. and they have been a real sort of dmoght wheels o -- a real soe wheels of this activity. >> don't lump everybody in together. members of congress are all over the board. different tea party grimes have different points of view. people elected in the last election feel chagrined they can't do it all. republicans in